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Third Coast Old Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
From Bell's website:
"Third Coast Old Ale is a cellerable American-style barleywine that has notes of dried fruit and caramel embedded in a rich malt background that will grow more complex over time."

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Burgandy colored body with caramel colored highlights at the thin parts of the glass. Thin tan head that lingers around as a ring of bubbles.

S- Tons of caramel malt, some molasses, a hint of brown sugar.

T- Really a big, hardy, malty old ale with just a hint of sweetness. Tons of caramel malt from beginning to end, with the molasses-like sweetness showing up slightly towards the middle.

M- Full-bodied, rich, a big sipper. Medium carbonation.

O- Pretty good beer for a cold evening, big and filling.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a nice 3-finger frothy, tan head. Really nice retention and some good patchy lacing. The beer is pretty hazy, so I can’t appreciate any bubbles.

S – Rich malty aromas with caramel, molasses, raisin, plum, and fig notes. There may be a touch of fruity, citrus hops.

T – It starts off sweet with caramel, molasses, and dark fruits like plums, raisins, and figs. As the taste progresses, bitter grapefruit and orange citrus hops come through and build toward the finish.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a bittersweet finish. There is a nice warmth from the alcohol, too.

O – This is a nice barleywine. It’s not the most interesting one in the world, but it’s tasty, very drinkable, and a good example of the style. I like the fact that it comes in around 10% ABV instead of close to 15% like some barleywines. I think it makes it more drinkable and enjoyable. Nice job, Bell’s.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogony red color, finger of off white head, quite un filtered.

Smel is a lot of dark fruit (raison, plum) but the smell is rather sweet like it is raisons and plums dipped in caramel and toffee, really good smelling stuff that is for sure.

Taste is sweet at first with caramel, plums, molasses and it finishes with a bit of earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation, finishes slightly dry.

A really good, Old Ale/ Barleywine at a great price an can really see this developing nicely and turning into a completely different beer.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,723 ratings
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